Last night, my younger son had a party at his school for the young authors program. This was the fourth year that my son participated in the young authors program. Each year he has written and illustrated his own book and presented it to the school. This year they organized the event like a book signing where each author sat at a table and then got to talk to interested parents about their book. His idea started out as a comic strip but evolved into short story. His illustrations were fun and fitting. I was proud of his accomplishment. Most kids stopped participating after a year or two because they understood that there would be a lot of work involved. I’m most happy that he was interested in participating and wasn’t scared off by the work involved and that he wasn’t intimidated at all by the writing.